Los Angeles :New partnership aims to provide every LAUSD student with library card

From Fox LA

” Fifth-grade students at Virginia Road Elementary School were given free library cards Wednesday to mark the beginning of a Los Angeles Public Library effort to provide the cards to every Los Angeles Unified School District student over the next three years.Mayor Eric Garcetti, LAUSD Superintendent Michelle King and Board of Education President Steve Zimmer joined city Librarian John Szabo to distribute “Student Success” library cards to the students, beginning the Student Success partnership between the district and the library.About 58,000 of the cards have already been mailed to kindergarten students throughout the district and to all students at Virginia Road Elementary, Audubon Middle and Dorsey High schools. The program will eventually distribute about 655,000 cards to LAUSD students.”